R300

Indoor 802.11n Wi-Fi Access Point

What’s the difference between a small office and a crowded convention center floor? To the people relying on Wi-Fi connectivity in each of those spaces, a lot less than you might think.

The Ruckus R300 indoor access point delivers industry-leading 802.11n wireless performance and reliability for smaller venues, at an affordable price. Unlike any other 802.11n wireless solution in its class, it includes patented Ruckus adaptive antenna and interference mitigation technologies found in our premier access points—in a package designed and priced for small businesses.

In small enterprise sites and branches, retail spaces, and other low-density venues, get broader coverage, more reliable connections, and best-in-class performance—without breaking the bank.

Affordable Enterprise Performance
The R300 provides great performance with extended range at an affordable price point.
Keep Existing Switches and Cables
Designed to operate on existing PoE switches and CAT 5e cabling to minimize costly upgrades.
Multiple Management Options
Manage the R300 from the cloud, with on-premises physical/virtual appliances, or without a controller.
Distinctive Wi-Fi Performance
Extends coverage with patented BeamFlex+ adaptive antenna technology while mitigating interference by utilizing 64 directional antenna patterns.
Get Optimal Throughput
Improve performance automatically with ChannelFly and machine learning, which finds less congested Wi-Fi channels with dynamic RF channel selection.
More Than Wi-Fi
Enhance your network with Cloudpath security and management software, SPoT real-time Wi-Fi location engine and analytics software, and SCI network analytics.
  • Description
    Entry-level 802.11n AP with Beamflex
  • Maximum PHY rate
    300 Mbps (5GHz)
    300 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Wi-Fi technology
    802.11n (2.4/5GHz)
  • Concurrent users
    256
  • Radio chains:streams
    2x2:2
  • BeamFlex gains
    4dB
  • Max. interference mitigation
    10dB
  • PD-MRC
    No
  • Rx sensitivity
    -101dBm
  • ChannelFly
    Yes
  • Smart meshing
    No
  • USB
    No
  • Ethernet ports
    1

BeamFlex Adaptive Antenna Technology

Performance Optimization

What it means:

Smart, compact adaptive antenna systems containing multiple elements that electrically manipulate antenna properties so as to create optimal antenna patterns for each device with which they communicate.

Why you should care:

Traditional wireless antennas are either “omnidirectional” (radiating signals in all directions) or “directional” (radiating signals in one direction). Ruckus BeamFlex Adaptive Antenna Technology takes a more adaptable approach. BeamFlex technology enables the antenna system within a Ruckus AP to continually sense and optimize for its environment.

This antenna system mitigates radio interference, noise and network performance issues, and improves application flows. The results:

  • Increased performance and range
  • Crystal clear video and voice communications
  • Maximized power efficiency

BeamFlex+ is an enhancement to Ruckus BeamFlex adaptive antenna technology by providing adaptive support to mobile devices. BeamFlex+ enables antennas to adapt to client device orientation in addition to client device location.

Dynamic Pre-shared Key (DPSK)

Security and Onboarding

What it means:

Dynamic Pre-Shared Key (DPSK) is a Ruckus developed technology that provides secure access and simplicity by providing each device or user with a unique PSK credential. Traditional Pre-shared keys (PSK) are shared by all users on a WLAN, giving it inherent vulnerabilities. If the passphrase is compromised, traffic for the entire WLAN is subject to eavesdropping and decryption by any passive observer. Further, to maintain security, all devices on the WLAN will need to be re-provisioned—this is true for all forms of passphrase compromise, including intentional or unintentional sharing, cracking, or device theft. DPSK is a Ruckus extension to the standard by which each and every associated device is issued its own unique passphrase, which is used for authentication and to create encryption keys. By provisioning each device uniquely, you get the benefits of per-device or per-user credentials found in 802.1X, but you maintain the usability and network simplicity benefits of PSK. Credentials can be created and revoked individually, and controlled with expiration intervals. Each DPSK can also be tied to a unique role or policy (even on a single WLAN), such as VLAN, ACLs, rate limits, and more.

Why you should care:

DPSK strengthens the security of the wireless network by vastly reducing the attack footprint of PSKs. It also reduces IT overhead, adds policy flexibility, and improves administrator visibility and control.